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Cllr Kamran Caan, Gail Quinton, Sir Michael Marmot & Cllr George Duggins

Coventry as a Marmot City - Poverty Summit

Published on Monday, 12 November 2018 in Public health news

Today, Coventry City Council and Partners from across the city came together to hold a Poverty Summit to show how it is tackling and will continue to tackle poverty in the city.

City Fibre

Breaking ground on Coventry’s digital transformation

Published on Wednesday, 14 November 2018 in Community and living news

Coventry residents and their neighbouring businesses are a step closer to accessing next-generation full fibre connectivity for the very first time.

Espresso Outage

Published on Tuesday, 13 November 2018 in ICT news

The Schools Espresso service (espresso.covlea.net) will be unavailable due to essential maintenance on Wednesday 21 November 2018. From approx 10am to 1pm.

Tile hill library autism-friendly

Autism-friendly sessions at Tile Hill

Published on Tuesday, 13 November 2018 in Community and living news

Families with autistic children can benefit from weekly activity sessions and an autism friendly environment, at Tile Hill library.

Random String Festival 2018

Random String Festival

Published on Tuesday, 13 November 2018 in Arts news

The Random String Festival arrives in the city centre this month, bringing a fun weekend of digital artworks, interactive installations and hands-on activities.

Laptops to be donated to community groups

Published on Monday, 12 November 2018 in Community and living news

Coventry City Council has once again made a number of recycled laptops available for distribution to community groups and voluntary sector organisations across the city.

Free Radio Acorn children's hospice

Free Radio charity donates over £18,000 to help seriously ill local children

Published on Thursday, 08 November 2018 in Community and living news

Cash for Kids, the charity of radio station Free Radio, has handed over a cheque for £18,119 to Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Local clubs and organisations encouraged to be part of Coventry’s European City of Sport in 2019

Published on Thursday, 08 November 2018 in Sports news

Coventry was named as the UK’s European City of Sport for 2019.

WWI Silhouettes

Silhouettes honour city's fallen

Published on Thursday, 08 November 2018 in Community and living news

Two silhouette First World War soldiers now grace Greyfriars Green as a reminder of the sacrifice made by so many and a tribute to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.

Annual Lord Mayor’s Peace Lecture 2018

Published on Thursday, 08 November 2018 in Lord Mayor news

An award-winning author and journalist will present the Lord Mayor’s Annual Peace Lecture in St Mary’s Guildhall next week.

The Pod Cafe

Pod named in top vegan guide

Published on Thursday, 08 November 2018 in The Pod news

The Pod Cafe has been named in a list of the country's best vegan restaurants by national newspaper The Guardian.

Top honour for school librarian

Published on Thursday, 08 November 2018 in Schools, libraries and learning news

School librarian, Nicki Cleveland, has made the School Library Association’s School Librarian Of The Year Honour List for her creative approach to support pupils in reading.

Corporate Games

Coventry awarded the Europe Corporate Games 2019

Published on Thursday, 08 November 2018 in Sports news

Coventry is celebrating yet another spectacular achievement in its sporting calendar as it is proud to announce securing the Europe Games.

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New initiative to make Coventry roads safer takes shape

Published on Wednesday, 07 November 2018 in Parking, travel and streets news

Work has started to install average speed cameras to help improve safety on two of the city’s busiest roads.

Tell us what you think about housing and homelessness in Coventry

Call for people to help shape city housing strategy

Published on Wednesday, 07 November 2018 in Housing news

Have your say on homelessness and housing in Coventry.

Diwali message

Happy Diwali!

Published on Wednesday, 07 November 2018 in Lord Mayor news

A message from the Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor John Blundell.

City centre falls silent to mark Armistice Day 2018

Published on Tuesday, 06 November 2018 in Events news

This Sunday, 11 November, sees the West Orchards Shopping Centre fall silent as 4000 poppy petals are dropped in memory of the country’s war heroes.

Coventry libraries

Roadies, Rock and Record Reads

Published on Tuesday, 06 November 2018 in Libraries news

Coventry Libraries have put together a collection of books with a musical theme, in support of the city’s rich music heritage.

Work has started (5 November) on replacing bollards in Coventry city centre’s main square

Published on Monday, 05 November 2018 in Community and living news

Work has started (5 November) on replacing bollards in Coventry city centre’s main square.

Twins birthday

Twins join right Royal party

Published on Monday, 05 November 2018 in Lord Mayor news

Twins Leslie Brain and Julia Conlon will be among the city 70-year-olds joining the Lord Mayor at a party with a Royal flavour later this month.

HIV Testing Week

HIV Testing Week 2018

Published on Monday, 05 November 2018 in Health and wellbeing news

The HIV testing week campaign, which runs from 17 - 25 November 2018, reminds people about the importance of getting tested for HIV if they think they may have been at risk of contracting the virus.

Council shortlisted for top award

Published on Monday, 05 November 2018 in Council and democracy news

Coventry City Council has been shortlisted in the ‘Council of the Year’ category for the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards 2019.

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday Service at War Memorial Park

Published on Monday, 05 November 2018 in Events news

Members of the public are invited to attend the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the city’s War Memorial Park.

Students paint railings

Students help add a bit of sparkle

Published on Wednesday, 31 October 2018 in Schools, libraries and learning news

Warwick University students joined forces with Council staff to renovate some railings at the historic London Road Cemetery.

Peace Festival logo 2018

Coventry Peace Festival 2018: 1 to 14 November

Published on Tuesday, 30 October 2018 in Events news

The message of peace is a particularly poignant one this year, as we mark 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.

City of Culture 2021

Culture funding will help transform city

Published on Tuesday, 30 October 2018 in Leisure and culture news

The Leader of Coventry City Council has welcomed news of a government grant to boost the city’s cultural life, saying it will kickstart projects that will transform the city for 2021 and beyond.

Building bridges

Strengthening community relations in Coventry

Published on Thursday, 25 October 2018 in Community and living news

Representatives from the public, private and the voluntary sector met yesterday (Wednesday 24 October) to set out plans to encourage integration of newly arrived communities in Coventry.

IT support poster

Drop-in IT support at Canley and Tile Hill

Published on Wednesday, 24 October 2018 in Libraries news

Coventry Library Service is working in partnership with the University of Warwick’s Centre of Lifelong Learning to offer IT support throughout November.

Theatre Absolute Shop Front Theatre Sphere

Join in the conversation at The Shop Front Theatre

Published on Tuesday, 23 October 2018 in Events news

Theatre Absolute present Sphere, the final commission of Are We Where We Are?

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Arts Council England announce £5million National Lottery investment for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021

Published on Tuesday, 23 October 2018 in Leisure and culture news

Arts Council England is set to invest £5million in Coventry UK City of Culture 2021, supporting the city as it embarks on a transformative journey, celebrating what makes Coventry unique.

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